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A grain silo is shown below.
What is the volume of grain that could completely fill this silo rounded to the nearest whole number? Use 22/7 for pi.
19,008 ft3
19,461 ft3
6,336 ft3
453 ft3
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A grain silo is shown below. What is the volume of grain that could completely fill this silo rounded to the nearest whole number? Use 22/7 for pi. 19,008 ft3 19,461 ft3 6,336 ft3 453 ft3
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Sum together half of a sphere for the top part, with a cylinder for the bottom part. That's all there is to it :) Do you know the formulas for a cylinder and a sphere? h = 168 ft r = 6 ft
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
\[\large V_{sphere} = \frac{4 \pi r ^3}{3}\] \[\large V_{cylinder} = \pi r^2 h\] \[V_{total} = \frac{V_{sphere}}{2} + V_{cylinder}\]
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Can you solve it now? ;D
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no i'm sorry i'm completely lost :(
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
r = radius (both for the cylinder and sphere) , h = height of the cylinder Separate the curved, hemispherical top from the cylinder under it. You'll just add volume the two shapes together. What are you confused on specifically?
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i'm just naturally confused on everything that has to do with maths you have to talk to me like a toddler and tell mi step by step
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Can you identify the radius in the drawing? And the height?
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the radius for the entire drawing?
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
There's only one radius, yes. It works for both the sphere and cylinder, like I said.
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Yes... dw:1342123496209:dw
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
And height is "h", which is?
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abhishekjha29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2/3*22/7*6*6*6 + 1/3*@22/7*6*6*168 = ............
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Ok, now scroll up and put r & h into those two equations for the Volume of a Sphere and Cylinder. Substitute, replacing r with "(6 ft)", and replacing h with "(168 ft)".
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abhishekjha29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1342123834485:dw find the volume of given figure
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
@abhishekjha29 no, it's a cylinder under a hemisphere, not a cone.
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abhishekjha29Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ya tats ok.but i have a new figure wid a cone instead of culinder
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so i use 3/4 3.14 times 6 to the 3rd power to find the volume of the sphere?
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
??? @abhishekjha29 the volume of a cone = \(\large\frac{\pi r ^2 h}{3}\) , exactly a third of a cylinder's volume with the same dimensions for height and radius.
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
when i do it it tells me that the volume for the cylinder is 6330.24
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
@rudyjanay I would leave the 3.1415... \(\pi\) out of it until the end, just keep it along like it's a unit like "feet". You can indeed do that above, but keep in mind it will be an estimate because: \(\pi \approx 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 062...\)
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Best to just leave it alone until you're all done with the formulas :D
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Kind of like how I did in the cylinder part above, if you see what I did
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
When you're all done, multiply that big, nondecimal number and it'll give you your messy decimal answer.
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok i'll try leaving the 3.14 out
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
:) I think you've got it down now It's just plug & chug once you got the setup up done. The tricky part was recognizing it's half of a sphere (a hemisphere) plus a cylinder added together, and that the cylinder and the hemisphere have the same radius.
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh i guess my phone was giving me the wrong answer because i don't have a calculator with me
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the answer that i got is 19 461
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
I just noticed I made a typo let me correct myself... \[\large V_{cylinder} = \pi r^2 h\] \[\large V_{cylinder} = \pi (6 \ ft)^2 (168 \ ft)\] \[\large V_{cylinder} = \pi (36 \ ft^2)(168 \ ft)\] \[\large V_{cylinder} = 6048\pi \ ft^3\] And back into the total... \[\large V_{total} = \frac{288\pi \ ft^3}{2} + (6048\pi ft^3)\] \[\large V_{total} = 144\pi \ ft^3 + 6048\pi ft^3\] \[\large V_{total} = 6192\pi \ ft^3 \approx \ 19452.74171... ft^3\]
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
So yes, you're good. The answer choice you were given is actually an estimate, and not as exact as what I just did :)
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ohhhh great thank you
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
6292\(\pi\) ft\(^3\) is the exact answer, and what I would be expect to do at work
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Because if a construction firm wants to make an estimate to their liking, they can just pull out their pocket calculator or smartphone and see how many decimal places they care about for the project
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Sometimes accuracy is critical and a matter of life & death, other times you don't have to be so particular
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thats why i don't get maths
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Example of where accuracy is a matter of life & death: ammunition factory. Even the smallest screw up could mean a detonation, a dud bullet in a critical field operation that means some cop or soldier gets killed, contracts being canceled etc. Another good example would be a factory where they make care engines. If they get the radius slightly wrong your engine won't work well or is more prone to breakdowns. Math can seem useless until you have something that makes it mean something :)
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Car engines* lol not "care"
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
are you a math wiz or something
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Engineering student. I'm not mathematician, but I love the application of it to stuff that matters :3 Fire & explosives for example is a specialty of mine, and game design is my hobby (which also uses math quiet a bit because of physics stuff).
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agentx5Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.5
Math itself though, meh... I loose focus if it doesn't mean anything practical.
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rudyjanayBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh ok i'm gonna check on my other question
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